• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (September 22, 1991) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Erie, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Virgil vs. Bubba Monroe
– The Berzerker vs. Ron Cumberland
– The Mountie vs. Tony Diamond
– Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart vs. Duane Gill
– The Texas Tornado vs. Barry Hardy
– The Undertaker vs. Chris Hahn
• Hall Of Famer Says Brock Lesnar’s Major Botch Is One Of The Most Popular WrestleMania Moments
During a recent Q&A session on his Facebook page, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle answered some fan questions.
Below are the highlights:
What is your worst match?
“I never had a bad match…LOL. The one that I remember was the Lumberjack Match with Eddie Guerrero. Eddie wasn’t feeling well that night. The match dragged on and on. Eddie kept telling me something was wrong. He kept telling me to put him in a hold so he could get his mind and body straight.
It was not the Eddie that we all knew, ‘the greatest of all-time.’ He was physically and emotionally exhausted that night. It was a failure on my part because I kept pushing him to go harder, I should have listened to him. Eddie was more to me than a fellow wrestler, he was my brother. It was a bad night for him. And a bad night for me.”
Which match of yours you think people underrate?
“My matches with Orton and Cena. They seem to be overshadowed by my matches with Austin, Rock, Taker, Eddie, Benoit, Mysterio, Michaels and Lesnar. I loved my matches with Orton and Cena!”
What preparation it had took to compete in iron match match against Brock Lesnar ? How you made your mindset before any big match like at WM?
“Focus. Focus. Focus. It’s about being in the moment and knowing what you want to achieve in a match. My story in the Ironman match was to be the underdog that kept falling behind, but I kept fighting back. There needs to be an underlying story you want to tell in ALL of your matches. Every one of my matches had some sort of story, especially at WrestleMania.”
Hi Kurt.. Pittsburgh here. My daughter has become a huge WWE fan at the age of 8. She thinks she should take up the sport of wrestling on the mats with boys in order to prepare herself for the WWE when she gets older. My question is: any advice on other activities that i can get her in? She plays soccer, but what else do you suggest? Thank you!
“Yes! Have her amateur wrestle. Keep her out of a pro wrestling ring until she’s 16. Have her watch the WWE every week. Study the best matches. She needs to be a student first. She also should consider college just to fall back on in case things don’t pan out:) Good luck!”
Was anything said between you and Brock Lesnar after his botched Shooting Star Press at WrestleMania 19?
“Well, it was my idea to do the shooting star…Brock misjudged the flip and landed on his head. It was a scary moment. But nothing was said between us about it. The match spoke for itself regardless of the failed flip. If anything, it became one of the most popular WrestleMania moments.”
You can watch Brock’s botch below: